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Making effective use of pharmacists and improving access to treatment

Written by | 22 Oct 2021

Inviting your MP to spend a day shadowing your work is a good way to raise awareness of the critical work that pharmacists undertake in the healthcare system, […]

The critical role of pharmacy in primary healthcare

Written by | 21 Oct 2021

In response to Sajid Javid’s statement that he would give pharmacists the right to prescribe to give doctors more time with patients, Jonathan Ashworth immediately tweeted that pharmacists […]

Virtual care with remote monitoring catches drug errors and reduces patient pain

Written by | 3 Oct 2021

Patients using take-home technology following non-elective surgery resulted in significantly greater detection and correction of drug errors, and reduction in patients’ pain, says a national study led by […]

Action on overprescribing of medicines

Written by | 24 Sep 2021

Ministers are announcing action to prevent medicines being prescribed unnecessarily, following a new review led by Dr Keith Ridge CBE, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England. The review of […]

ASHP publishes reports exploring pharmacy’s role in future of healthcare delivery

Written by | 29 Mar 2021

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) today announced the publication of two landmark reports that articulate a futuristic vision for pharmacy practice, including expanded roles for the pharmacy enterprise […]

GERPAC highlights 2: 3D printing of amiodarone tablets

Written by | 17 Dec 2020

The feasibility of 3D printing and using amiodarone tablets was explored by Ian Soulairol and colleagues at the University Hospital of Nîmes. Paediatric drug dosing presents challenges because […]

Pandemic critical care drug requirements – lessons learned

Written by | 18 Nov 2020

Pharmacist Anita Hogg explains how well Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) model to estimate the critical care drug requirements during the covid-19 pandemic worked and the lessons learned […]

Estimating pandemic critical care drug requirements

Written by | 17 Nov 2020

Pharmacist Anita Hogg explains how the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) in Belfast developed and applied a model to estimate the critical care drug requirements during the covid-19 […]

The MOIC and pandemic critical care drug requirements

Written by | 16 Nov 2020

Pharmacist Anita Hogg explains the work of the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) in Belfast and how the Centre helped to ensure reliable provision of critical care drugs […]

Integrating pharmacists into general practice can optimize patient treatment

Written by | 7 Nov 2020

Research undertaken by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences suggests that integrating pharmacists into general practice (GP) teams facilitates collaboration to optimise treatment plans for patients with […]

Practice pharmacy services during the covid pandemic and in the future

Written by | 4 Nov 2020

Practice pharmacists were able to adjust and simplify drug treatment to ensure continued effective treatment during the covid pandemic – and could do more of this type of […]

SMART and i2i – innovative services to support practice pharmacists

Written by | 3 Nov 2020

Two programmes comprising training materials and back-up resources, have been essential for the development of effective practice pharmacy services that deliver meaningful benefits in primary care, according to […]

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